ROTHERHAM residents are being given a say in the development of a major new housing strategy for the borough.
Rotherham Borough Council is inviting people to complete an online questionnaire or attend one of two consultation events to give their views on housing in the area.
The consultation will run until September and there is also the opportunity to complete a questionnaire are council tenancies and housing allocations.
The process is being carried out under the Government’s Localism Act, which requires housing authorities to consider changes to the way council tenancies are issued.
What do you think of the way council tenancies are handled? What should be the priorities for the council's new housing strategy? Use the "write a comment" buttons to post your views.
The draft strategy and the questionnaire are available to view on the council’s website at www.rotherham.gov.uk/housingstrategy.
The consultation events will be held on July 11, from 10am until 1pm, and on Thursday, August 16, from 3pm until 6pm, at the Springwell Gardens Community Centre, in Eastwood View, Springwell Gardens.
You can also make your views known by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via your local area assembly meeting.
Final documents based on the consultation results will be published in November.
The Advertiser reported last month that documents had been presented to councillors advising that land for 12,750 homes be freed up from a mixture of existing brown field sites and land claimed from the green belt.
The figure represents a massive cut from the original figure of 24,000 new homes that the Government suggested for the boroughs Local Development Framework and muted plans for up to 34,000 homes published by the authority three years ago.
For more information, contact the council’s Strategic Housing and Investment Service on 01709 334958 or by email email@example.com